I conducted the first giveaway of a hard and e-copy of my novel Ivory Tower, which was just released last Saturday, Feb 2, 2020. Here’s the video evidence of the drawing uploaded for posterity! Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered! Thanks to my cameraman, Lennon Jenkins (9), for the professional cinematography!Continue reading “Book Giveaway Results!”
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Official Release Day for Ivory Tower!
Well, after months of planning, promoting, pushing the book to friends, influences, and media, the day has finally arrived: my novel is officially born into the world! It’s exciting but also a bit troubling: Why happens now? Will people buy it? Will they like it? I don’t know and will just have to see. IContinue reading “Official Release Day for Ivory Tower!”
Ivory Tower is a #1 Best Seller!
Two weeks before its official release, my novel, Ivory Tower, is #1 on the fiction chart in Oklahoma, according to The Daily Oklahoman. That photo is a screenshot of the online edition. I’m so excited! First of all, thank you to everyone who has bought a copy so far – you’re the ones who putContinue reading “Ivory Tower is a #1 Best Seller!”
Authors – don’t forget local press coverage!
In the world of social media and the coveted NYT book review, I urge you not to forget about promoting your book through local media. Not only do Americans get a majority of their news from local sources–TV, newspapers, magazines–but research shows that they trust those sources more than they do national outlets. Not onlyContinue reading “Authors – don’t forget local press coverage!”
Ivory Tower book launch tonight!
The launch event for my latest novel, Ivory Tower, is tonight at 7pm in the new literary hotspot of the globe, Tulsa, Oklahoma! Hosted by Magic City Books and its Executive Director, Jeff Martin, the evening will feature me reading an excerpt from the novel, conversing with Jeff, and fielding questions from the audience. IContinue reading “Ivory Tower book launch tonight!”
Writing as a Business, pt 2
Celebrating Milestones As I always remind remind writers (and myself), you have to celebrate milestones, no matter how small, because you never know when they will come around again, if at all. The milestone I am celebrating is recouping the cost of my first 100 author copies. It took me a little over a month,Continue reading “Writing as a Business, pt 2”
Half-way through 2nd novel!
I reached a milestone today that I wanted to share with everyone: I have drafted half of my my latest project, a novel. I know that my 1st novel has not even been officially released, but I was so inspired by this latest story that I was compelled to start it right away. All IContinue reading “Half-way through 2nd novel!”
Buy books this Small Business Saturday!
This local shopping Saturday, try buying gifts from independent authors like me. My novel is 5% off, and I’ll cover domestic shipping and tax. Get a copy from me before it’s available anywhere else! Click here to buy entertaining fiction and support a small business!
Advance copies are here!
It’s such a cliche–the photo of author’s copies when the box arrives–but I can’t help it. It’s such a great feeling! Thanks to Nick at Atmosphere Press, these copies of my novel look great and are ready to go. Now, I’ve got to move them. Aye, there’s the rub, the thick black lining to anContinue reading “Advance copies are here!”
The “Blurb” – A Writer’s Marketing Journey, pt 6
Everyone knows the ‘blurb,’ aka the quote usually on the back cover of a book that tells readers what’s go great about this particular book and why they should read it. But not every wrier may know how important and useful blurbs are. What is a ‘blurb’? In short, the blurb is a short paragraphContinue reading “The “Blurb” – A Writer’s Marketing Journey, pt 6″